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Title:Award-winning Producer, Writer & Director
Name:Mary Ann Rotondi


MaryAnn Rotondi is an award-winning producer, writer and director of documentaryfilms and long-form documentary television. Her work includes documentaries on ISIS and the American Invasion ofIraq for CNN, a series on business ethics for WNET, New York’s premier publictelevision channel, a documentary on the Chinese economy made in conjunctionwith Wall Street Journal Television, and eighteen years as a Producer on thenewsmagazine Dateline NBC.  She has wonEmmy, Gracie and Clarion Awards.  She iscurrently writing screenplays, and is in production on an independentdocumentary set in small-town Montana, where an unsolved murder tears acommunity apart.  Before becoming afilmmaker, Mary Ann taught English at Central China Normal University in Wuhan,Hubei Province, as a teaching fellow for the Yale-China Association.  Mary Ann lives in New York with her husbandand two sons, and is looking forward to seeing her former students again soon.